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Gianni Russo 
Hollywood Godfather 
The most authentic mafia book you’ll ever read

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Gianni Russo was a handsome twenty-five-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set up her brother Sonny, played by James Caan, for a hit. Russo didn’t have to act – he knew the Mob inside and out, from his childhood in Little Italy, to Mafia legend Frank Costello who took him under his wing, to acting as a messenger to New Orleans Mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club (he was acquitted of murder when the court ruled this as justifiable homicide).
Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son’s godfather, and Marlon Brando, who mentored his career as an actor after trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli and scores of other celebrities. He went on to star in The Godfather: Parts I and II, Seabiscuit, Any Given Sunday and Rush Hour 2, among many other films in which he also acted as producer. Hollywood Godfather is his no-holds-barred account of a life lived on the edge. It is a story filled with violence, glamour, sex – and fun.
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Gianni Russo has appeared in forty-five movies, been involved in the production of nineteen more, and has been in numerous TV shows. His most well-known roles include parts in The Godfather: Parts I and II; Goodnight, My Love; Lepke; Laserblast; Chances Are; The Freshman; Seabiscuit; and Rush Hour 2. More recently, he has a part in Con Man, the Barry Minkow biopic released in March 2018, and he is also a singer with sold-out shows across the USA. Above all, however, his lifelong association with organised crime has seen him witness to Mob history.
Sprache Englisch ● Format EPUB ● Seiten 320 ● ISBN 9781789460865 ● Dateigröße 2.8 MB ● Verlag John Blake ● Ort London ● Land GB ● Erscheinungsjahr 2019 ● herunterladbar 24 Monate ● Währung EUR ● ID 6882116 ● Kopierschutz Adobe DRM
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